- Computer Sciences
Michael C. Ferris is the Stephen C. Kleene Professor in Computer Sciences and leads the Optimization Group within the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England in 1989. Dr. Ferris' research is concerned with algorithmic and interface development for large-scale problems in mathematical programming, including links to the GAMS and AMPL modeling languages, and general purpose software such as PATH, NLPEC and EMP. He has worked on several applications of both optimization and complementarity, including cancer treatment plan development, radiation therapy, video-on-demand data delivery, economic and traffic equilibria, structural and mechanical engineering. Ferris is a SIAM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, received the Beale-Orchard-Hays prize from the Mathematical Programming Society and is a past recipient of a NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Transactions of Mathematical Software, and Optimization Methods and Software.